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SpringConference2017

Full Conference

Friday 4 pm to
Sunday 2:30 pm

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Option #1 or #2

#1 Friday 4 pm - Saturday 6 pm
#2 Saturday 12:45 pm - Sunday 2:30 pm

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Speech Contest

International Saturday 12:45 pm
Evaluation Sunday 9:00 am

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Option Friday April 28
1 2 Workshops #1
    First Timers and all Distinguished Toastmasters Meet & Greet 
    Line up for Banner Parade
    Opening Ceremonies
    Parade of Banners
    DTM Recognition Dinner
    Dance 
Option Saturday April 29
1 2 Breakfast Buffet
    Conference Keynote 
    Workshops #2
    Workshops #3
    Communication & Leadership (C&L) Luncheon  
    Members Making A Difference (MMAD) award presentations
    International Speech Contest
    Business Meeting   
    Directors Banquet
    Directors Ball
Option Sunday April 30
1 2 Breakfast Buffet  
    District Educational
    Evaluation Speech Contest
    Champion Luncheon
    District Keynote - Speaker
     Close
 

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Learn new ideas, strategies, and techniques to help your clubs, areas, and divisions succeed.
Connect face to face and network with like-minded Toastmasters from across Ontario
Spur your personal growth, thinking, creativity, and planning from outstanding workshops
Be Inspired by Distinguished Toastmasters and District Award Winners who are recognized for achieving their goals
Be Amazed by fabulous contest speakers, motivated presenters, and selfless volunteers
Renew Friendships by coming home for a TM Conference - a bi-annual gathering of new & old friends
Re-Energize your passion and regain your focus for your own Toastmasters journey

Spring Conference 2017 - Keynote Speaker

Kelly SwasonKelly Swanson

Keynote speaker of International Toastmasters Convention 2016, Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Award-Winning Storyteller, and soon to be TV Personality!  www.kellyswanson.net

Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?7:40 am Saturday Keynote
Hanging on to humor when life doesn’t go the way you planned. A hilarious motivating program to help you deal with stress and change and leave with six secrets to help you rewrite your inner script.

You. Your Story. Make An Impact1:20 pm Sunday Keynote
Harnessing the power of story to connect, influence, and get results. Kelly’s hilarious and motivating program that takes you along her journey through story, and teaches you how to connect with your team, your brand, your market, your customers, and your world – through the power of story.

 

Spring Conference 2017 - Workshop Presenters

Justine Dresser
What's In Your Junk Drawer?
Justine Dresser ACS, ALB

For 1st timers, new toastmasters, toastmasters stuck in a rut, VPs of Education and Mentors trying to help members complete their Competent Communicator manual: this workshop is for you! Move past "writer's block" and learn the value of using what you already have in your "junk drawer" to escape the perfectionist trap.

Friday, April 28/17 - 5:00 pm

David Bray
Do People & Google-Like Your Website?
David Bray ACG, CLB

Many people have never heard of Toastmasters. When they search on-line for speakers, presenters or leader training, sadly, all too often they won't find your website - or any Toastmaster website. This workshop offers ways to get your website on the "First Page" of a Google search.

Friday, April 28/17 - 5:00 pm

Happy Box Workshop
Candice Kirkbride ACB

BEING grateful is sometimes not enough. We need to BEHAVE in more of a grateful way in order to attract more abundance into our lives.

Friday, April 28/17 - 5:00 pm

Bill Cassels
Go Beyond Your Boundaries The CCM Way
Bill Cassels ATM

Today it is difficult to get pay increases and job promotions. Yet, the principles to break through these barriers are embedded in the Competent Communicator Manual.

Saturday, April 29/17 - 9:00 am

Wayne Kuhn
RE/CHARGE, Are You Fully Charged?
Wayne Kuhn DTM

This high energy workshop is designed to answer the question "Are you Fully Charged?" You will come away with a better understanding of yourself, how life cycles, why you have good days and bad, and how you can always have a great day!

Saturday, April 29/17 - 9:00 am

Bud Brown
The Collaborative Team
Bud Brown DTM

Using the Thinking processes of the Theory of Constraints, Bud will show participants how they can find common ground with other team members to set objectives that everyone agrees are for the common good.

Saturday, April 29/17 - 9:00 am

JoanneCarriere
GOING UP, NOUS MONTONS! Là what do I say?
Joanne Carrière CC,CL

How is your elevator speech? Join me in a bilingual workshop to draft an indispensable tool that will sell your most important asset, YOU. Venez rédiger l’outil le plus important de votre carrière qui, en effet, vous aidera à ouvrir des portes: votre discours d’ascenseur!

Saturday, April 29/17 - 9:00 am

Sean Browne
Vocal Variety - Getting Audiences To "Buy In"
Sean Browne CC

Many people focus on the content of their message when they speak; however the majority of what your audience hears is how you deliver that message. In this workshop we will develop your voice as a tool to enhance your message.

Saturday, April 29/17 - 10:00 am

Unlock The Gates & Soar!
Cynthia Ayres DTM

What is it that you want to accomplish in your personal, career or Toastmaster journey? What is keeping you from accomplishing it? Do you have gates that are locked holding you back from your dreams and goals? This interactive workshop will facilitate learning from one another.

Saturday, April 29/17 - 10:00 am

Club Growth - It's All Teamwork
Jim Chapman CC ALS / Joe Piazza

Learn how to attract prospects and convert them into members. It's more than just putting up flyers and having open houses. A well run club will attract many prospects, but will they become members? What are the keys to converting guests into members?

Saturday, April 29/17 - 10:00 am

The World's Most Effective Problem Solving Strategy
Corey Wood ACS, ALB

How do many of the greatest minds in the world approach a problem? It is possible for anyone to apply this surprisingly simple strategy to approach problems, big or small. Come learn and try this strategy today!

Saturday, April 29/17 - 10:00 am

Spring Conference 2017 - News and Awards

Spring 2017 Communication and Leadership Award Recipient
Frank Austin, Founder, The Expressive Café ®

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The ability to communicate is vital – no one understands this better than a Toastmaster.
Now – imagine that your ability to communicate was taken away from you. As a result of a stroke in 2008, this was Frank Austin's situation. The stroke affected the "language centre" of the brain and resulted in a condition called "Aphasia". This condition hampers the ability to connect words to their meaning – in some cases, the afflicted person can`t talk, can`t read, can`t write. Shortly after the stroke, Frank could not even say his own son's name. Within a couple years and with amazing determination, Frank was volunteering as a peer visitor, and speaking at Stroke Recovery groups to share his strategies and struggles – slowly regaining his speaking ability, gaining confidence, offering hope. Frank taught himself to regain his speech by reading to his son.

Four years after his stroke, and frustrated from a shortfall in resources at home in Elmira, Ontario, Frank founded The Expressive Café ® - a facilitated conversation group for people with Aphasia. Toastmasters know the positive effect of having people participate and communicate in a safe and supportive environment. "The Mission of the Expressive Café ® is to improve communication skills using expressive and receptive activities in a safe environment." It helps give people with Aphasia the confidence to try to communicate and reconnect their lives – either by steadily improving their pre-stroke methods or by rewiring their brain's language centres to discover and hone new skills using methods available to them post-stroke. The outcomes through participating in these groups are hopeful return and reconnection to their communities, less isolation, and a happier, positive outlook on life.

Read more at: https://www.prlog.org/12623556-frank-austin-to-receive-toastmasters-district-86-communication-and-leadership-award.html

Authors' Corner

We are pleased to offer Toastmasters (Authors, Workshop Presenters, and others who have resources which support growth as a Communicator or Leader) the opportunity to sell your books, CDs and DVDs at the conference. Deadline for Submission is April 20, 2017, but the sooner you submit, the more likely we will have space for you! (Before April 1 is preferable) Please remit all your information today!!
 
The guidelines for the District 86 Conference Author's Corner are:
- You reap 100% of your profits
- You are responsible for selling and supervising your own products. Your table in the Author’s Corner display will be available from Friday 2:00 pm until Sunday 2:00pm and you must be registered at all times your wares are available for sale. Any other person selling on your behalf must also be a Conference registrant in that time slot. You may want to bring a table cloth to cover your resources when unattended as we are not responsible for any losses.
 
If you wish to participate in this opportunity, we need the following information from you as soon as possible:
- The titles of your book(s), CDs, DVDs | The subject matter | Which Conference option you registered for (full or partial registration),
- We will have 4’, 6’ and 8’ tables available for displays. Please let us know which size you will need (we reserve the right to reduce the size depending on available space.) 

Please supply this information by filling out the form at Google Form If You wish to have a table at the conference
Contact Chris Brown, Authors' Corner Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about exhibiting.

 

 

Spring Conference 2017 - Accomodations

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General Information

Hotel: Crowne Plaza in Kitchener, ON
Address: 105 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8,  Map and Directions

Special Toastmaster Conference Rates

District 86 has negotiated special discounts for rooms.
When you call, mention that you are a Toastmaster and use code TST

  • Deluxe Rooms: $121
  • Executive Rooms: $131

Book Now! - 1-877-408-6665 or 519-744-4141

 

Spring Conference 2017 - Sponsorship Opportunities

Bronze - $100
  • Program listing
  • Recognition Flyer at Breakfast Table
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you letter
Silver - $250
  • 1/8 page ad in Program
  • Can provide promo flyer for Conference delegate swag bag
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you letter
Gold - $500
  • 1/4 page ad in Program
  • Can provide promo flyer for Conference delegate swag bag
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you letter
Workshop Sponsor (11 available) - $750.00
  • Program listing as Workshop Sponsor
  • Recognition during Workshop
  • Banner placement in Workshop
  • Can provide promo flyer for Conference delegate swag bag
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you Certificate
Breakfast Sponsor (2 available) - $1,000.00
  • Program listing as Breakfast Sponsor
  • 1/2 page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • Your promo flyer in Conference delegate swag bag
  • Your logo on Sponsor Thank you signage at Registration Table
  • Social media postings (Twitter & Facebook)
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you Certificate
Lunch Sponsor (2 available) - $1,500.00
  • Program listing as Lunch Sponsor
  • 3/4 page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • Your promo flyer in Conference delegate swag bag
  • Your logo on Sponsor Thank you signage at Registration Table
  • Social media postings (Twitter & Facebook)
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you Certificate
 
Dinner Sponsor (2 available) - $2,000.00
  • Program listing as Dinner Sponsor
  • Full page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • Your promo flyer in Conference delegate swag bag
  • Your logo on Sponsor Thank you signage at Registration Table
  • Social media postings (Twitter & Facebook)
  • Photo's of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you Certificate

If you would like to sponsor the conference please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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